Asian migrations and the evolving notions of national community

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge International Handbook of Migration Studies
EditorsSteven J. Gold, Stephanie J. Nawyn
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter33
Pages416-430
Edition2nd
ISBN (Electronic)9781315458298
ISBN (Print)9781138208827
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2019

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NameRoutledge International Handbook
PublisherRoutledge

Abstract

Asia is a region on the move. It now produces the greatest number of cross-border migrants in various forms. Migration is one of the most significant factors that bring about social transformation. Not only does migration lead to changes in the constitution of the nation’s population, culture, ethnicity and social classes, it also creates new issues of governance that transgress national borders. Many Asian states have developed sets of diaspora policies that link them to overseas national communities. This chapter argues that in such an age of migration, Asia has become a region of “supermobility” and “superdiversity.” The following examination of different cases in Asia will serve to illustrate the evolving notions of “national community” and the changing state–diaspora relations.

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Asian migrations and the evolving notions of national community. / Chan, Yuk Wah.

Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies. ed. / Steven J. Gold; Stephanie J. Nawyn. 2nd. ed. London : Routledge, 2019. p. 416-430 (Routledge International Handbook).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review